2006 Mercedes AMG S65 Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W220

2006 Mercedes AMG S65 Review

has the hots for hybrids. On the flip of high gas prices, the value of any with fuel economy 20 mpg has collapsed. Brand new gas guzzlers sit on lots collecting incentives, finance deals and dust. The of used fuel-suckers has dropped by 25 in the last four months, and the rest. This is the perfect to shop for a twin-turbo twelve-cylinder

The 2006 Mercedes S65 was the first where the automaker’s in-house (AMG) massaged the standard triple T. They coaxed the output to heroic levels: 604 and 738 lb. ft. of torque. Why the Mercmeisters decided to this gi-normous powerplant the last year of the previous S is anyone’s guess; it preordained to extra-cataclysmic depreciation.

Did the owners know they lighting C-notes on fire? Who At the risk of being labeled an capitalist, one man’s cash is another man’s sense of satisfaction. I found no less 18 S65s on line. Prices from $60k to $90k, on miles. I drove two S65s earning myself a traffic in my quest for knowledge.

Let’s the mileage issue right off the Driven sensibly, an S65 averages 17 mpg That’s not bad for a 5k pound leviathan. And all I’ve got to say about that.

The engine’s aural delights are only upon start-up. The barks authoritatively then to a whisper, no matter where one is in the rev The driving experience is akin to a 747. There are millions of of thrust whenever you wish, but too much mass to ever like you’re moving The throttle is limo-compliant; not much during the first two inches of Follow your natural is to press harder and you’d have the wheels pointed ahead, unless there are no planes, I mean vehicles

At full throttle, the S65’s whistle louder than the roars. (And that’s something.) Once the twin spool up, you immediately understand how biggest get off the ground. Zero to 60 four seconds. Porsches? Even sport motorcycles are an kill.

Despite the Swabian anti-gravity known as Active Body the S65 plows mightily through bends. High speed are another matter; the big Merc is frighteningly competent. The S65 AMG puts the Gee in GT. The are like the throttle: not much in the first inch or two, the giant binders impart the G-force the luxobarge can generate. Who 747s could land on an carrier?

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W220

While the S65’s doesn’t offer a Bentley-esque of occasion, the [other] German express embodies a sense of In other words, the S65’s is hopelessly conservative. There is, of a sybarite of luxury touches. All surfaces are swathed in fragrant, touch leather, stitched to an (millimeter?) of its life. My desk be made of such wood.

Amazingly, the S65’s seats are than any modern day Cadillac’s or The Merc’s thrones include dynamic: side bladders inversely to the direction of turn-in cornering, to better brace the In reality, it feels like a trained masseuse pummeling you in all the places. More usefully, blow cool air through the leather seats.

Otherwise, the count is a little light, compared with today’s Infinitis. The satellite radio and a system shows virtually no names on the display, despite a DVD source drive. Your dealer will gladly hit you up for to rectify the factory’s oversight in the department. At least the Bose system is better in this than virtually any other, an outstanding sound field. windows keep ambient to a minimum, adding to the concert sensation.

Two years ago, when the Mercedes S65 sold for $180k. I a pristine example with 23k on the for $70k. There are still two or 27k miles left on the original warranty. The nice folks at leasecompare.com were kind to write me a two-year lease, so I never have to worry maintenance or how many times she was hard and put away wet.

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, is the worst of times and this is the of times. If you’re looking for bang for the buck, or a Mercedes like they used to, are many fine AMG models for a new home. The S65 AMG is The Daddy.

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W220
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W220
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W220


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